Bordeaux Museum and Gallery Guide by Waouh Art Bordeaux

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Bordeaux has a vibrant and diverse art scene.  Here is a list of museums and galleries by quartier (neighborhood):

BORDEAUX
Quartier « Hôtel de Ville »

Musées

CENTRE JEAN MOULIN
Permanent collection: collections devoted to the Resistance, the Deportation and the Free French Forces
Address: Place Jean Moulin
Opening hours: Everyday from 2 to 6pm /Closed Mondays and national holidays
Site: http://www.bordeaux.fr/p63906/centre-jean-moulin

MUSÉE DES BEAUX-ARTS DE BORDEAUX
Permanent collection: collection of paintings, sculptures and graphic arts from the 15th to the 20th century.
Address: 20, cours d’Albret
Opening hours: Everyday from 11am- 6pm/Closed Tuesdays and National Holidays
Site: http://www.musba-bordeaux.fr

GALERIE DES BEAUX-ARTS DE BORDEAUX
The gallery hosts the temporary exhibitions of the Museum of Fine Arts
Address: Place du Colonel Raynal
Opening hours: Everyday from 11am to 6pm /Closed Tuesdays and National Holidays
Site: http://www.musba-bordeaux.fr

MUSÉE DES ARTS DÉCORATIFS ET DU DESIGN
Permanent collection: museum located in the Lalande hotel.
Collection of furniture, port furniture, ceramics, glassware, goldsmiths, musical and measuring instruments, miniatures, tableware or intimate objects  of the 18th and 19th century.
Address: 39, rue Bouffard
Opening hours: Everyday from 11am to 6pm /Closed Tuesdays and National Holidays
Site: http://www.bordeaux.fr/ebx/pgFicheOrga.psml?_nfpb=true&_pageLabel=pgFicheOrga&classofcontent=organisme&id=327

MUSÉE D’AQUITAINE
Permanent collection: collection of paintings, sculptures, objects and documents related to the history of Bordeaux and Aquitaine, Prehistoric to contemporary times.
Address: 20, cours Pasteur
Opening hours: Everyday from 11am to 6pm /Closed Tuesdays and National holidays
Site: http://www.musee-aquitaine-bordeaux.fr/fr

GALERIE BOUILLON D’ART
Contemporary Art: Paintings, sculptures and photography. Promotes young talent.
Adress: 37, rue Bouffard
Opening hours: from 2 to 7pm Tuesday thru Saturday
Site: http://www.bouillondart.fr/fr/

 

Quartiers « Jardin Public » & « Quinconces »

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GALERIE DX
The gallery offers temporary exhibitions of international artists and young visual artists.

Address: 10, place des Quinconces  
Opening hours: from 2 to 7pm Tuesday thru Saturday
Site: http://www.galeriedx.com/

CAPC – Musée d’art contemporain de Bordeaux
Permanent collection: There are 7 permanent works, as well as numerous temporary exhibitions throughout the year.
Address: 7, rue Ferrère
Opening hours: 11am to 6pm Tuesday thru Sunday, except Wednesdays 11am to 8pm
Site: http://www.capc-bordeaux.fr/

ARC EN RÊVE – CENTRE D’ARCHITECTURE

Promotes cultural awareness in the fields of architecture, city, landscape and design.                                       

Address: 7, rue Ferrère
Opening hours: 11am-6pm Tuesday thru Sunday, except Wednesdays 11am to 8pm
Site: http://www.arcenreve.com/

GALERIE XÉNON

The Gallery aims to invite other galleries to take advantage of its space to exhibit their artists and exhibit young artists: paintings, photographs, sculptures, installations.                                                                                   

Address: 16 ter, rue Ferrère
Opening hours: Tuesday thru Friday 1pm to 6:30pm / Saturday 12pm to 6:30pm
Site: http://www.galeriexenon.com/

 MUSÉUM D’HISTOIRE NATURELLE (Reopening in 2017)
Permanent collection: the first public collections created after the French Revolution from wealthy private offices of Natural History.  The general collection of zoology presents specimens from around the world of mammals, birds, reptiles, fish, crustaceans, butterflies.
Address: 5, place Bardineau
Reopening in 2017
Site: http://www.bordeaux.fr/p63912/museum

INSTITUT CULTUREL BERNARD MAGREZ

Temporary exhibitions: original space of cultural diffusion, encounter, exchange and creation, and participates in a desire to make current art more accessible

Address: 16, rue de Tivoli
Opening hours: Everyday from 1-6pm except Tuesdays from 4-10pm
Site:  http://www.institut-bernard-magrez.com/

Quartier « Chartrons »

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MUSÉE DU VIN ET DU NÉGOCE
In three semi-buried cellars, the museum presents a collection of unique historical objects, testimonies of the past and present with a number of documents and explanatory panels retracing the Bordeaux wine trade from the Middle Ages to modern time.
Address: 41, rue Borie
Opening hours: All year, Everyday incl national holidays from 10am to 6pm
Site: http://www.museeduvinbordeaux.com/

Quartier « Bassin à flot »

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CAP SCIENCES
Center of exhibitions and animations open to all the public, for the discovery and the understanding of the scientific phenomena.
Address: Hangar 20, Quai de Bacalan
Opening hours: Tuesday thru Thursday  2-6pm/ Friday 2-9pm / Saturday & Sunday 2-7pm
Site: http://www.cap-sciences.net/

LES VIVRES DE L’ART
A transdisciplinary artistic project organized around the workshop of the sculptor Jean-François Buisson.
Address: 2, rue Hachard
Opening hours: Monday thru Friday 10am-12:30pm,  2-6pm
Site: http://www.lesvivresdelart.org/

CITÉ DU VIN
Architectural attraction and Wine-themed exhibition space.
Address: 134, Quai de Bacalan
Opening hours: Tuesday thru Sunday 10am to 6pm
Site: http://www.laciteduvin.com/fr

FRAC AQUITAINE
Temporary exhibitions of regional contemporary art.
Address: Hangar G2, Bassin à Flot N°1
, Quai Armand Lalande
Opening hours: Monday thru Friday 10am to 6pm/ Saturday 2:30-6:30pm
Site: http://www.frac-aquitaine.net/

MUSÉE DE LA MER ET DE LA MARINE (Opening in 2018)  

Address: Rue des étrangers, Quai du Maroc
Opening in 2018
Site: http://www.museedelamerbordeaux.fr/
BASE SOUS-MARINE
Atypical cultural space. See the site for the temporary exhibitions program.
Address: Boulevard Alfred Daney
Opening hours during exhibitions:  Tuesday thru Sunday 13h30 to 19h/ Closed Monday and National holidays
Site: http://www.bordeaux.fr/o271

Quartier « Victoire » & « Nansouty »

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MUSÉE D’ETHNOGRAPHIE
Permanent collection: The collection originates from important donations of former students of the Main School of Marine Health who had taken courses at the Faculty of Medicine of Bordeaux, and who, when residing in the colonies, wished to enlighten their cadets on the habits and customs of poorly known populations.
Address: 3, place de la Victoire
Open during temporary  exhibits (see site for program): Monday thru Thursday 2-6pm /  Friday 10am to 12pm/ Closed Weekends and National holidays

Site: https://meb.u-bordeaux.fr/

MUSÉE DES COMPAGNONS DU TOUR DE FRANCE
An exhibition dedicated to the worker’s guilds (stone, wood, metal, leather, textiles and food), its history, its traditions and current events.
Address: 112, rue Malbec
Opening hours: Wednesday thru Friday 2-5:30pm / Saturday 10am-5pm
Site: www.compagnons.org

Quartier « Bastide »

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JARDIN BOTANIQUE
Throughout the year the Botanical Garden presents numerous exhibitions.
Address: Esplanade Linné
Opening hours (exhibitions) : Everyday 11am to 6pm/ Closed Monday and National holidays
Sitehttp://jardin-botanique-bordeaux.fr

ZÉBRA 3
Zebra3 conceives and organizes exhibitions in France and abroad, develops homes of production and artistic exchanges at local and international level.
Address: 10 quai de Brazza / Vitrine Place du Parlement
Opening Hours: Depends on exhibition – check website
Sitehttp://www.zebra3.org

MUSÉE REPLAY
The Replay Museum is the future museum of digital, computer and video games.
Address: Darwin, 87 Quai des Queyries, 33100 Bordeaux
Scheduled to open at the end of 2016
Site: http://www.museereplay.com

BÈGLES

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FABRIQUE POLA
Place dedicated to contemporary creation, production and promotion of art. It is inhabited by 19 organizations linked to the visual arts, 9 resident artists, a shared team of 5 employees and it houses 3 workshops.
Address: 62 rue Fieffé
Opening hours: Depends on exhibit – check website
Site: http://www.pola.fr

MUSÉE DE LA CRÉATION FRANCHE 
Museum devoted to the creators of raw Art, naive Art, Self-taught Art – unique or alternative.
Address: 58, avenue du Maréchal de Lattre-de-Tassigny
Opening hours: Everyday November – February : 2-6pm / March – October : 3-7pm
Site: http://www.musee-creationfranche.com
Jessica CLBS is earning her PhD in Information & Communication Sciences, specializing in Museology, Mediation and Heritage.  She is also mother, blogger and volunteer for the Arts.  For more information (in French) visit her blog or fb page:  https://publicsartsbordeaux.wordpress.com/ or https://www.facebook.com/waouhartbordeaux/
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